The BBC virtual revolution

The BBC is running a series of four TV programmes on the Virtual Revolution right now.  I caught up with the first episode over the last couple of days (using I-player, of course) and rather enjoyed it.  It opens with presenter Aleks Krotoski, and Tim Berners-Lee, in Ghana promoting the benefits of the Internet in Africa, and it places a strong emphasis on the Internet’s origins and potential as a tool for making resources available to everybody – even if on occasions it’s a bit over-ready to portray a battle between ‘goodies’ who favour free information, and ‘baddies’ who expect everything to be paid for…

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